Proposed Entrance Fee Increase @ Yosemite

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  • Proposed Entrance Fee Increase @ Yosemite

    Yosemite National Park is proposing to increase entrance fees into the park. The single vehicle entrance fee would change from $20 to $30 for a seven-day pass. The park’s annual pass would increase from $40 to $60. The current rate of $10 per individual or motorcycle would increase to $15 for an individual and $25 per motorcycle.

    Interagency Passes, which are honored at all federally managed land units, are not affected by the proposed fee increase and will remain at $80 for the regular pass, $10 for the Senior Pass and free for the Access and Military passes.
    Location: Vancouver WA Former name: CAWING '04 GL1800
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  • #2
    Just Yosemite or all National parks?
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    Ken
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    • #3
      I hope the increases doesn't keep riders from the National Parks. I've had a Senior Pass for many years and have ridden in many of the parks several times and plan on going out west and riding some of the parks again. The senior pass is a great deal and worth the $10.00 investment. Be safe and enjoy the ride. Larry

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      • #4
        Originally posted by flyerq68 View Post
        Just Yosemite or all National parks?
        The article I read was only about Yosemite. Wouldn't surprise me if the other Parks raised their fees.
        Location: Vancouver WA Former name: CAWING '04 GL1800
        When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
        Jimi Hendrix
        Vietnam Veteran, Patriot Guard Rider

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        • #5
          Our National Park System is a wonderful resource that our nation has protected. Fortunately the system has grown over the years and now offers many beautiful places to visit.

          Unfortunately maintaining these Parks and facilities is expensive. And with our national debt beyond belief and growing, how are we to pay for these Parks. Raising the entrance fees will help somewhat, but I suspect in coming years the problem will just get worse.

          Also I think you should consider the value of these Parks against the entry fees for places like Disneyland/Disney World, Six Flags, Kings Dominion and other amusement parks. Most of these amusement parks make a ton of money on just the sale of Coke/Pepsi. And what is the price to go to an NFL, NHL, NBA, or MLB games. Even at the higher rates the National Parks will still be quite a bargain.

          And yes I have enjoyed my Senior Pass for a number or years. And if they told me I had to pay another 30 -40 dollars for it I would do so.
          Harvey
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          • #6
            Originally posted by harvey View Post

            And yes I have enjoyed my Senior Pass for a number or years. And if they told me I had to pay another 30 -40 dollars for it I would do so.
            Well Harvey, you could just pay the extra now all on your own. While you are at it, there is that space on the 1040 tax form where you can volunteer more also, wow what a deal.

            edit...Hey Harvey, here is an idea I'm sure you would be for also, lets charge those deadbeats that cross the Golden Gate on foot or bicycle, I mean there're enjoying it for free now, we have to put a stop to that sort of thing.
            http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/articl...ts-5837982.php
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            Ken
            ..........Central California.........'03 1800 Durango red, the fastest color

            "Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it".......Mark Twain

            "The thing about quotes on the internet is that you cannot confirm their validity."........ Abraham Lincoln

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            • harvey
              harvey commented
              Editing a comment
              Flyerq68, I have enjoyed many days visiting National Parks all over this country. I realize what a great resource they are and want to see them preserved. I also think the present entry fees are quite a bargain. I am sorry you disagree!

              As far as the golden gate bridge, well toll roads are becoming the way to get roads that are needed built. I don't like them and I hate tollbooths but since we now have computer systems like EZPass at least you don't have to stop to pay. Of course there is always the option to take another road and not pay the toll.

          • #7
            The aholes who throw trash on the ground don't help. Please minimize your footprint and allow the ones behind you to enjoy the park too!
            George - 2013 F6B Standard - Largo, FL

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